Ok let’s face it, going to the dentist with kids is not exactly what people enjoy doing with their free-time. Even if we dread going, it doesn’t mean it needs to be that way for our kids (or even for you). Going to the dentist can be fun, and getting your kids excited about going is the first step to keeping those pearly whites healthy and strong!
I know I mainly blog about emergency preparedness, but sometimes getting your kids to the dentist can be an emergency! The more we prepare them, the better it will go!
You may not be aware, unless you’re a teacher or a nerdy dental hygienist like I am, but February is Children’s Dental Health Month. I thought this month would be a great opportunity to address one of the questions parents are always asking me, which is – what can they do to help their kids not be afraid of going to the dentist (but I secretly know they’re asking for themselves).
Going to the dentist isn’t a one-time thing (even though some people try), but something you’re hopefully doing at least every 6 months. That is why starting off right, especially for your children, is so important! You’re creating habits & impressions that will last a life-time, so make them great ones.
Of course every child is different, but here are some things that have worked for lots of kids I know, and will hopefully work for you your kids too!